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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

When was the last time you did something for the first time? 

Last night I went bouldering and absolutely fell in love! It was scary to be honest even when we did the higher walls with the safety harness. I have a fear of heights and falling, doing this totally put me out of my element. My cousin showed us a wall where you climb up and over, I fell my first time and knew I had to redeem myself. It was definitely mind over matter. Getting up and over that wall was an amazing feeling of accomplishment! You honestly do not know how strong you can be unless you push yourself. 

Bouldering challenged my upper body strength which decreased on my vacation. When I got back I struggled to do 10 pushups! I knew that I had to hold on and keep reaching for the next rock to get up. Never give up on yourself, that is the key. 

Last night was more than just physical accomplishments, it was also mental accomplishments. How many times have we doubted ourselves before we even tried? I’m guilty of that. Just because something looks hard doesn’t mean it necessarily is hard. Give yourself a chance to simply…try. This was one of the many things that I wanted to try yet put aside. My goal for this year is to challenge myself in more ways than just lifting. Life is filled with challenging and exhilarating things! It is truly up to us to go after and experience it all.

Go out and be fearless!
Anne

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Last night I went bouldering and absolutely fell in love! It was scary to be honest even when we did the higher walls with the safety harness. I have a fear of heights and falling, doing this totally put me out of my element. My cousin showed us a wall where you climb up and over, I fell my first time and knew I had to redeem myself. It was definitely mind over matter. Getting up and over that wall was an amazing feeling of accomplishment! You honestly do not know how strong you can be unless you push yourself.

Bouldering challenged my upper body strength which decreased on my vacation. When I got back I struggled to do 10 pushups! I knew that I had to hold on and keep reaching for the next rock to get up. Never give up on yourself, that is the key.

Last night was more than just physical accomplishments, it was also mental accomplishments. How many times have we doubted ourselves before we even tried? I’m guilty of that. Just because something looks hard doesn’t mean it necessarily is hard. Give yourself a chance to simply…try. This was one of the many things that I wanted to try yet put aside. My goal for this year is to challenge myself in more ways than just lifting. Life is filled with challenging and exhilarating things! It is truly up to us to go after and experience it all.

Go out and be fearless!
Anne

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Thank you @FlavorGod for the feature on your page!!! :)

If you haven’t heard of FlavorGod yet I highly recommend that you check out his page! The flavors are fresh and flavorful, I’ve said farewell to my Mrs.Dash. Lol. It definitely adds more flavor to my meal preps and I am hands down a satisfied customer. He ships worldwide for FREE, what more can you ask for? Go check out @flavorgod! :)

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

I love doing new things together! Our first time bouldering.πŸ‘«πŸ’ͺ Getting up and over that wall was scary especially without a safety harness but it was sooo exhilarating and I felt accomplished!πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ Haha. Seriously big ups to all those who boulder! Takes a lot of strength and guts!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Thank you @tranana_ @Reina198 for such a fun time!!😊😘 Can’t wait for our next adventure! (at Rock City Climbing Center)

I love doing new things together! Our first time bouldering.πŸ‘«πŸ’ͺ Getting up and over that wall was scary especially without a safety harness but it was sooo exhilarating and I felt accomplished!πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ Haha. Seriously big ups to all those who boulder! Takes a lot of strength and guts!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Thank you @tranana_ @Reina198 for such a fun time!!😊😘 Can’t wait for our next adventure! (at Rock City Climbing Center)

Last night’s meal prep.😊 ✌️

Last night’s meal prep.😊 ✌️

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Monday, 21 April 2014

Anonymous said: I think it's awesome that you have a swolemate! I workout, eat clean, lift as well ... but I've been single for the longest time! It's hard to date somebody that doesn't share your lifestyle, and I'm so happy for you!

Hi! Thank you! :) This is the first time that I dated someone who shared my lifestyle, it is definitely a blessing!<3 Looking back my ex’s and I rarely went to the gym and when we did, we never worked out together nor did they offer to teach me to lift. Lol. It is hard to find someone these days but I KNOW that one day love will find you! :) I was newly single for a week and was not looking for a relationship at all but then Robby came into my life. God has a life and love plan for us all, trust.<3

Xo,
Anne

Anonymous said: hi anne! I really enjoy looking at your instagram & blog. you seem like a really confident person, but I was wondering if you have any insecurities? I've always been really insecure about my body

Hi! Thank you for following my journey! To be honest, yes. I would be lying if I said I have none. As humans I feel like we all have some type of insecurities that deal with life, career, love, image, etc etc. When I was skinny I felt accepted by my culture but at times it was really rough because I couldn’t gain weight no matter how much I ate. Looking back I definitely was too skinny for my height but it’s a good reminder of how far I have come. When I first started lifting weights I definitely had insecurities, I was nervous that I was going to become buff and manly looking. That though was my lack of knowledge about my body because as women we can’t become buff over a few weeks/months of working out. I didn’t appreciate the hard work and beauty of it until I really committed to changing my lifestyle for the better. When I first started seeing muscles especially in my shoulder and bicep area it kind of took me back because it was so different. There was a point where I was insecure and worried about what people might think of me. I did get some rude anon comments that I shouldn’t lift and that I looked buff. Yet as my journey continued I started to LOVE what I was seeing, I knew that it was my time, dedication and hard work that enabled me to gain my muscles. I stopped worrying about what others might think or say because at the end of the day, it’s my body.Β 

It will take time to gain confidence in your body, there will be good days and there will be bad. There will be those who support you and those who will try and put you down. My advice is to keep going and think positive.Β Surround yourself with people who love and support you :)

Insecurities come and go, it’s all in your mindset.

Take care!
Anne

Anonymous said: You're so inspirational. I've been following you throughout your journey and I always knew you would become something real special. Thank you for all that you do. I alway thought of women to look like you instead of being skinny only. Goodluck to you and keep it up. <3

Hii! Awww thank you so much! It really means a lot to me to receive messages like these<3 Good luck to you in all that you do as well! :)

Take care,
Anne

Anonymous said: anne, do you recommend organic chicken for meal prepping, or is regular chicken fine? are there any real optimal differences between the two?

Hi. Good question. I’ve always used regular chicken that I get from Costco so I can’t answer this question with an organic viewpoint. I haven’t had any issues with the regular chicken, I feel like I’ve gotten results from eating it as a part of my meal regime. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful!

Take care,
Anne

Anonymous said: hi anne! i stumbled upon your ig and found it really inspiring and motivating. keep up the good work! :) on another note, i am new to this fitness thing and looking forward to toning my lower body and my abs..i'm one of those who are trying to gain weight/muscle. what do you suggest is the best way to tone your lower body/abs? is it possible to do so from just workin out at home and outdoor activities. i really don't have the time to go to the gym bc i have two young kids. any tips? thanks!!!

Hi there! Thank you! I know I don’t post as often on my Tumblr but I am thankful for all of your support and patience! :) Yes you can absolutely get results from working out at home! You just have to be sure to put in the work in your exercises as well as your eating habits. To tone your lower body and abs I would first recommend a healthy eating regime, I would incorporate lean protein such as chicken, turkey; lots of vegetables and water. For the workouts I would do HIIT (high intensity interval training), such as jumping jacks, burpees, mountain climbers, sprints, etc. I would also do lunges and squats for the lower body and incorporate weights into it. If you do not have weights at home you can use something heavy such as your laundry detergent box or have fun with your kids and carry them! :) On IG you can try searching: homefitness, mommy fitness, HIIT, basically anything! There are a lot of great examples out there! My last tip would to be work hard and be patient, results don’t happen overnight but if you remain dedicated and patient it will come. Best wishes to you and your journey :)

Xo,
Anne

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Back in America and missing PI & Vietnam.

Good morning everyone! :)

As you can see I am still jet lagged from my vacation, I have been up since 3:30am! Haha but it’s okay, I was able to catch up on my readings and messages here on Tumblr. I got back late Saturday night and have been trying to adjust back to the timezone.

I still cannot believe that the trip happened and is over already, it is definitely bittersweet. I miss my family in the Philippines and Vietnam greatly but I know that it is time for me to get back on track and focus on my goals. Sometimes I catch myself thinking “Did I really just take a 2 and half week vacation with my boyfriend to our homelands?!” This trip made me happy in many ways: 1) I got to travel the world with the man I love. 2) We got to visit each other’s homeland and families. 3) We paid for this trip by ourselves with our hard work. 4) I got to experience different lifestyles. 5) It made me appreciate all the things I had in life even more. 6) I fell in love again for the umpteenth time. 7) I got to take a break and just relax. 8) I made this trip possible at 25 years old. Those are just some of the many reasons why I loved this trip and why it made me so happy.Β 


So did I work out? Gym wise: No. But we sure did do a lot of walking! And when I say a lot, I mean A LOTTTT! I remember days where my legs would ache from all of the walking we did to sightsee. It was definitely worth it though because with all of the food we were eating we needed to burn off the calories. There were gyms in the Philippines and Vietnam but seeing that we only had two and a half weeks, we wanted to spend our time with our families and explore the beauties that our country had to offer. In the Philippines we literally ate five big meals a day! I mean for breakfast his aunties cooked us six dishes, you would’ve thought that it was dinner! Lol. I literally ate everything on this vacation without a care in the world (okay I’m lying, there were times when I was like OMG I am losing my figure), after all I was on vacation! I ate halo halo almost every day in the Philippines and it was amazing! Hehe. PI and Vietnamese food are definitely better in the homeland! In Vietnam I was able to eat amazing pho and bun bo hue for only $1.50! It was like I was in heaven! It was quite hard for me to come back to America and seeing how expensive everything was again. Haha.

Now that I am back, I have gone to the gym once. I am planning on going after this post as well and will have a new video up for you guys. My first day back was a little sluggish but I was still able to hit my weights. I decided not to take pre workout because I wanted to see how much my body can actually do. Prior to leaving I felt big and strong in the weight room but coming back I felt small. It will take some time to build my muscle mass again but I am ready to put in the work. I gained two pounds on my trip and loss definition. All good! I had a great vacation so I am not going to sit here and sulk over two pounds.Β 

I have a lot of ideas coming up for my blog so please stay tuned and thank you all for the support! :)Β 

Love,
Anne

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